Board of Trustees

Officers, Trustees, and Staff
History of Board and Trustees

Officers

Alan Schwartz, PhD

President (2023 - 2024)
United States of America

Beate Sander, PhD

Past-President (2023 - 2024)
Canada

Victoria Shaffer, PhD

President-Elect (2023 - 2024)
United States of America

Ankur Pandya, PhD

Vice President (2023 -2024)
United States of America

Ellen Lipstein, MD, MPH

Vice President-Elect (2023 - 2024)
United States of America

Scott LaJoie, PhD, MSPH

Secretary-Treasurer (2023-2024)
United States of America

Scott B. Cantor, PhD

Historian (2023 - 2028)
United States of America

Trustees

Emily Burger, PhD

Trustee (2021 - 2024)
Norway

Ellen G. Engelhardt, PhD

Trustee (2021 - 2024)
The Netherlands

Rowan Iskandar, PhD, MA

Trustee (2023 - 2026)
Switzerland

Natalia Kunst, PhD

Trustee (2022 - 2025)
United Kingdom

Aisha Langford, PhD

Trustee (2021 - 2024)
United States of America

Kathryn A. Martinez, PhD, MPH

Trustee (2023 - 2026)
United States of America

Daniel Matlock, MD

Trustee (2023 - 2026)
United States of America

Laura Scherer, PhD

Trustee (2022 - 2025)
United States of America

Channing Tate, PhD, MPH

Trustee (2022 - 2025)
United States of America

Editorial Office

Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD

Editor in Chief, Medical Decision Making and Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice
United States of America

Stacy Wennstrom

Editorial Manager, Medical Decision Making

Ellen G. Engelhardt, PhD

Editor in Chief, SMDM e-newsletter
The Netherlands

Aisha Langford, PhD

Deputy Editor, SMDM e-newsletter
United States of America

Staff

Diane Nickolson

Executive Director
United States of America

Elyssa Ciresi

Association & Meeting Manager

Matthias Besse

Membership & Meeting Director

Karina House

Education & Communications Director

Kathy Van De Loo

Governance & Strategic Planning


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